|Catches fire from lava||
- Times are for unenchanted tools as wielded by players with no status effects, measured in seconds. For more information, see Breaking § Speed.
Farmland occurs naturally in villages where wheat, potatoes, carrots, beetroots, pumpkin stem, and melon stem are grown. Patches of farmland are surrounded by logs or sandstone, spruce trapdoor, and cobblestone. They also naturally occur in woodland mansions.
Farmland is required to grow six of the game's types of crops.
Plants such as saplings, ferns, tall grass and flowers may be planted on farmland. Mushrooms, sugar canes and cactus cannot be planted on farmland.
In Java Edition, acacia saplings don't grow on farmland and 2×2 trees cannot be grown if the NW sapling is on farmland.
In Bedrock Edition, 2×2 giant spruce trees and giant jungle trees don't grow if the NW sapling is on farmland.
A farmland block is created dry, and eventually reverts back to dirt if not hydrated and nothing is planted on it.
To become hydrated, water must be present:
- up to four blocks away horizontally from the farmland block, including diagonals, and
- at the same level or one block above the farmland block level.
The blocks between the farmland block and the water make no difference. Flowing water hydrates farmland the same as water source blocks.
The rate at which farmland becomes hydrated cannot be changed. Each farmland block within a 9×9 grid of farmland with a single water block in the middle has exactly the same chance of becoming hydrated as a single farmland block in an ocean.
Farmland can also be hydrated by rain.
Farmland will eventually decay into normal dirt if is dehydrated and nothing is planted in it. Additionally, a farmland block becomes a dirt block, regardless of its state of hydration, if any of the following occur:
- The player or any mob jumps/falls on the block (with a greater chance as falling speed increases).
- A piston arm is extended over a farmland block.
- A piston pushes a farmland block down.
- A solid block covers the top surface of the farmland block such as when pumpkin or melon blocks appear or trees grow.
- An enderman teleports directly on top of a farmland block.
- Snow falls directly on top of a farmland block.
- A ravager steps on it.
When farmland decays, any crops growing on the block are dropped as items, as if they were harvested.
|Sound||Subtitles||Source||Description||Resource location||Translation key||Volume||Pitch||Attenuation|
|Block broken||Blocks||Once the block has broken||1.0||0.8||16|
|None[sound 1]||Blocks||Falling on the block with fall damage||None[sound 1]||0.5||0.75||16|
|Block breaking||Blocks||While the block is in the process of being broken||0.25||0.5||16|
|Block placed||Blocks||When the block is placed||1.0||0.8||16|
|Footsteps||Blocks||Walking on the block||0.15||1.0||16|
|Name||Resource location||Block tags (JE)||Form||Translation key|
|Farmland||Block & Item|
|Name||Resource location||Numeric ID||Form||Translation key|
|Farmland||Block & Item|
In Bedrock Edition, farmland uses the following data values:
|1 to 7||Increasing levels of wetness.|
The wetness value counts down to 0 while the farmland
does not have access to water. The wet texture is only used on level 7.
Newly hydrated farmland jumps from 0 to 7.
|Name||Default value||Allowed values||Description|
|Icon||Advancement||In-game description||Parent||Actual requirements (if different)||Resource location|
|A Seedy Place||Plant a seed and watch it grow||Husbandry||Plant one of these 5 crops:|
|Java Edition Classic|
|May 21, 2009||Notch shows interest in adding farmland.|
|Java Edition Indev|
|There is currently a bug that allows players to destroy any block (even bedrock) by placing a dirt block under a block, tilling the dirt, and planting seeds on the dirt. This causes the block above the tilled dirt to disappear without giving a resource.|
|Java Edition Alpha|
|v1.0.17||Fences can now be placed below farmland to prevent it from decaying.|
|v1.1.1||Sneaking on farmland now also prevents it from decaying.|
|Java Edition Beta|
|1.2||The block destruction bug for farmland has been fixed.|
|1.6||Farmland can now be dug faster using a shovel.|
|1.7||The model of farmland has been changed.|
|1.8||Pre-release||Dropped farmland items no longer appear larger than normal blocks.|
|?||Farmland with a crop on top will no longer revert to dirt (destroying the crop) due to dehydration, although it still can via trampling.|
|1.0.0||Beta 1.9 Prerelease 5||The texture of dirt has been changed.|
|Beta 1.9 Prerelease 6||Farmland can now decay even if fences are placed below it.|
|1.1||11w48a||As a response to the bug fix in Beta 1.9 Prerelease 6, farmland can now be trampled only if the player jumps onto it; walking no longer affects it. Animals, villagers, and other mobs can now similarly trample farmland by jumping on it, but not by walking.|
|11w49a||Particles and items no longer destroy farmland.|
|Melon and pumpkin blocks no longer need farmland to spawn onto, as they can now grow on normal dirt or grass blocks.|
|1.9||15w46a||Small mobs no longer turn farmland to dirt by falling on it.|
|1.10.1||release||Farmland has now been reduced from a full block tall to 15⁄16.|
|1.11||16w38a||Using pick block now gives the player the farmland itself instead of dirt.|
|16w39a||Farmland now generates in woodland mansions.|
|1.13||17w47a||Farmland is now available in the creative inventory.|
|Prior to The Flattening, this block's numeral ID was 60.|
|1.14||18w43a||The texture of farmland has been changed.|
|1.15||19w36a||Blocks that can now be manually placed on farmland without turning it into dirt can now also be pushed into it by a piston without turning the farmland under the block the piston has pushed into dirt.|
|Pre-Release 2||Farmland now suffocates mobs.|
|Pre-Release 3||Farmland no longer suffocates mobs.|
|Pocket Edition Alpha|
|v0.1.0||Added farmland. It was unobtainable at the time.|
|v0.2.0||The texture of dirt has been changed.|
|v0.4.0||The model of farmland has been changed.|
|Farmland can now be created by using a hoe on dirt or grass blocks.|
|v0.5.0||Farmland can now be trampled into dirt when jumped on.|
|v0.9.0||build 1||Farmland now naturally generates in villages.|
|1.1.0||alpha 126.96.36.199||Farmland now generates in woodland mansions.|
|?||Farmland with hydration values between 1 and 6 now uses coarse dirt as the side texture.|
|1.10.0||beta 188.8.131.52||The texture of farmland has been changed.|
|Farmland is now used as the job site block for farmer villagers.|
|1.11.0||beta 184.108.40.206||Farmland is no longer used as the job site block for farmer villagers.|
|1.12.0||beta 220.127.116.11||Dry farmland no longer uses coarse dirt as the side texture.|
|1.16.100||beta 18.104.22.168||Farmland can now be obtained from the creative inventory.|
|Legacy Console Edition|
|TU1||CU1||1.0||Patch 1||1.0.1||Added farmland.|
|TU55||CU47||1.54||Patch 25||1.0.5||Farmland is now obtainable if the player uses "pick block" on it in creative mode.|
|1.90||The texture of farmland has been changed.|
|New Nintendo 3DS Edition|
- Ladders and torches cannot be attached to the side of a farmland block, but signs can.
- Farmland is not trampled when walking onto it from a slab next to it.
- Farmland does not revert to dirt if the player jumps onto it, if a block is two blocks above the farmland being jumped on.
- Farmland in Bedrock Edition is a full-block, therefore a hopper cannot pick up items on a farmland block from underneath it.
- According to the developer, Xilefian, "there's code that makes [crops] grow faster if they're in rows with a space between them"